I ran into Leisure Time Pet & hobby store last night, to purchase algae wafers for the aquarium. And, anytime I'm in a pet store, I can't pass up one of these:
A toy, for Minx. Have you seen these things? It's a couple of pieces of cardboard, wadded up and stuck on the end of a piece of piano wire.
Seems like I'd be able to make my own, but I've never been able to replicate the real thing.
Cats go kuh-RAZY over these things. Minx goes so nuts that I usually have to stop playing with her, for fear she'll have a heart attack.
But she's one smart kitty, and has figured out that if she picks up the "handle" end in her mouth, and slinks forward just a bit, the "business" end of this toy will begin to flip around. She knows that if she keeps her mouth shut, she's in for as much fun as she can stand. Here's how she spent her time last night, in between bouts of catching her breath:
My cat is a genius.